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Urgent Catering Equipment for Ukraine

Our contact is organising 10no mobile kitchens to travel to the Ukrainian border in the coming weeks. We have all be appalled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine with the destruction of homes, businesses and factories. It goes without saying that Poland and Ukraine are under immense pressure to help the millions of refugees travelling through their countries.

Our job is to locate good quality catering appliances that can be fitted into mobile canteens to feed several thousand refugee mums and children per day.

Our engineers and warehouse staff are busy selecting and servicing equipment as we speak.

The equipment you can see in the photograph above are :-

1. 5no Convotherm 20.10 Steam Combi Ovens will cook food for 2,000 persons per hour.

Ukraine Invasion Emergency

Friday 4th March 2022 09.00hrs - we recieved a call enquiring if we had any re-usable cutlery and plates that we could donate for our friends in Ukraine. The truck is leaving today at 18.00hrs, do we have anything we can donate ? Elizabeth volenteered to muster up help to strip our shelves of miscellaneous cutlery, some budget 18/0 some 18/10. Elizabeth and Breda bagged up 20,000 pieces of cutlery and mostly new melamine plates. My thanks to Elizabeth and Breda you both did a great job getting the shipment out ready to load on to a Ukraine bound truck.

Temporary Lighting Tower Hire - Car Park Flood Lights

Now that the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in we are busy servicing our fleet of SMC TL90 lighting towers ready to be delivered to our customers.

We now boast a hire fleet of circa twenty Morris Machinery (SMC) TL90 9 metre metal halide tower lights for short term hire or long term rental.

Run time for our rental lighting towers in-between refuelling is 85 hours – 200 hours depending on metal halide or LED lighting heads.

We are currently supplying many Covid-19 testing stations, supermarket car parks, temporary lorry parking, on location, film and TV film sets.

Health and safety, security and ergonomic working conditions are a consideration when working outside.

We have a solution for most applications, either hire a lighting tower short term, rent a light tower on a longer term, lease, or buy outright.

Why is there a shortage of LPG gas bottles ?

There are two main suppliers of LPG gas that have cornered the market with take overs and buy-outs of smaller LPG gas distributors in recent years which has reduced the number of suppliers. The Coronavirus Covid-19 has created a high demand for more home use of BBQ, Pizza oven, and patio heater appliances. The gas canister or gas bottle life-cycle is such that each BBQ, pizza oven or patio heater that is purchased outright, limits the free market availability of the gas bottle required to operate those purchased appliances.

The Lockdown Lodge - a taste of Henley on the Thames

Our Client is Minna Hughes an up and coming young Pop-Up Caterer already with a lot of experience gained from sheer hard work working with her parents Lisa and Chris Hughes. Minna is 'a doer', she is working on this project with Jimmy Garcia another well-known pop-up catering entrepreneur. Chris was onsite building the structure in record time and tweaking the finer details.

Drive in Cinema Hurstwood Park Polo Club

Another successful Drive In Movie site at Hurstwood Polo Club running over a 14 day period.

Our brief was to take specific technical instructions and requirements from in the Netherlands for their 100 square metre iCONIC 100 LED screen hire.

Our technical department were able to set our 100kVA Ultra Silent generators up to accomodate the LED screen's accumilitive earth leakage parameters.

We chose a specific generator for this job for its low fuel usage and ultra quiet running pressue @ 7m.

Why does size matter

When ordering the correct size generator there are several considerations to factor in.
Cost difference between hiring the correct generator output size
Waste of fuel oversizing the generator
Excessive smoke from oversize generator due to wet stacking
Risk of failure from over loading an undersized generator
Complications arising from not having the correct power outputs.
Many clients decide to DIY ordering a generator for important events such as weddings, parties, and emergency power outages.
There are a few important pointers you should research before you embark into the event power sector.
Does the emergency on call engineer answer the phone out of hours…..try calling it ?
Have you disclosed the amount of sockets needed by all the electrical appliances at the event ?

The Mayor of Harrow says - Thank You

To Peter Stuart &

A Thank-You Message from The Worshipful the Mayor of Harrow Councillor Nitin Parekh

On behalf of the Burgesses & my fellow Members of Council of the London Borough of Harrow may I extend my sincere thanks to you and the for devoting so much of your time and hard work to support the supply and distribution of emergency food aid during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The wonderful work that the Harrow VCS Forum is carrying out to the benefit of Harrow’s local community in this time of need is truly admirable.


Walk In Fridge Trailer Hire Covid-19 CoronaVirus Emergency

Week 51 - Our Fridge Engineer Shawn is replacing a Humbaur fridge unit with an uprated FTM16 Rivercold Monoblock.

The new Rivacold unit can chill down 16,000 litres of fridge space to -5C / +5C

Our fridge department has a fleet of freezer and fridge trailers for hire. Rented chiller trailers are leaving soon to support Covid-19 CoronaVirus hotspot locations around the UK.

With constant door opening and the summer coming up we needed to make sure the fridge unit would cope.

Our thanks to Parker Steel for urgently supplying stainless steel angle needed to enlarge the receiving aperture for the new chiller unit.

Fridge compressor repairs

Evaporator Repairs

Fridge Re-Gasing

Tel 03333 44 2062

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